Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Moscow, 1977-1978 (48.2)

<<No 48 : 14 March 1978>> In November 1977 nine months had passed since the day that Alexander Ginzburg and Yury Orlov were arrested; December 1977 marked nine months since the arrest of Anatoly Shcharansky (CCE 44.9). For all three men, therefore, the maximum period of detention in custody during the investigation of a case … Continue reading Repressive measures against the Helsinki Groups: Moscow, 1977-1978 (48.2)

Materials about Sakharov, December 1973 (30.11)

<< No 30 : 31 December 1973 >> (1) Sakharov interview and material about him in the Soviet press and in samzidat In an interview with the Swedish correspondent [Olle] Stenholm in mid-June Academician Sakharov stated: “In our country socialism has manifested itself in an unprecedented concentration of economic and political power, an exceptional degree … Continue reading Materials about Sakharov, December 1973 (30.11)

An appeal to Budapest conference of Communist and Workers’ Parties, April 1968 (1.4)

No 1 : 30 April 1968 On 24 February 1968, an appeal was sent to the Budapest conference of Communist and Workers' Parties, the full text of which we quote here: TO THE PRESIDIUM OF THE CONSULTATIVE CONFERENCE OF COMMUNIST PARTIES IN BUDAPEST A series of political trials have been conducted in our country in … Continue reading An appeal to Budapest conference of Communist and Workers’ Parties, April 1968 (1.4)

Protests about the Galanskov-Ginzburg trial, December 1967 to March 1968 (1.2)

<< No 1 : 30 April 1968 >> The Moscow trial of Galanskov, Ginzburg, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova provoked a widespread response among the Soviet public. The first of these was an appeal, written while the trial was still in progress by Larissa Bogoraz and Pavel Litvinov, and addressed "To World Public Opinion". it described the … Continue reading Protests about the Galanskov-Ginzburg trial, December 1967 to March 1968 (1.2)

Documents circulating in samizdat about the trial, October 1968 (4.3)

<<No 4 : 31 October 1968>> The letter of 28 August 1968 from Natalya Gorbanevskaya [CCE 3.3] to the editors of Rude Pravo, Unita, Humanite, The Morning Star and other foreign newspapers: an account of the events of 25 August. A letter from Anatoly Jakobson replying to accusations that the demonstration was "useless".A letter from … Continue reading Documents circulating in samizdat about the trial, October 1968 (4.3)